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February 2017

We're off and running in 2017, beginning the year with a gathering to honor the Class of 1967 on their 50th anniversary. When you look at this photo, I know you will find it hard to believe that these smiling alums graduated 50 years ago. See if you can pick them out from their class photos--without referring to the captions!
Members of the MSS Class of 1967 at MSS in January
(L-R) Roxanne (Gmeiner) Dean, Mark Wivell,
and Dawn (Fitzgerald) Knox

Class of 1967- Sister Joan Keating, teacher

(Back L-R)  Phil Little, Steve Ryder, Larry Hatter, Pat Shorb, Charles Gernand, Mike Smith, Gene Miller, Bob Gorman, Mark Wivell, Steve Thomas, Dennis Mozingo, Tom Warren  (Middle L-R)  Sister Joan, Regina Ott, Cheryl Seiss, Theresa Miller, Mary Katherine Hoade, Jean Jorgenson, Claudia Rosensteel, Wanda Zurgable, Dawn Fitgerald, Janis Neighbors, Valerie Parks, Rose Wetzel  (Front L-R)  Patricia Maloney, Theresa Woodward, Ivanka Antolin, Mary Brooks, Patricia Hubbard, Cynthia Welty, Sue Ott, Elinor Wantz

Class of 1967 Sister Mary Stella Aquilina, teacher
(Back L-R)  Harry Mozingo, Tom Moudry, Mark Spenla, Monte Ray, Theodore Ridenour, Jim Harner, Dick Cool, Steve Sanders, Jeremy Hollinger, Tony Frock, Robert Zoller, Vincent Rosensteel ( Middle L-R)  Sister Mary Stella, Linda Seidel, Roxanne Gmeiner, Darlene Nusbaum, Sue Lind, Diann Evans, Sue Knox, Susan Pecher, Sally Marshal, Peggy Eiker, Cathy Hobbs, Debbie Smith, Josephine Haley ( Front L-R)  Kathy Best, Patty Gray, Janet Miller, Kathleen Boyle, Virginia Sprankle, Nancy Fink, Kathryn Gorman, Yvonne Rodgers
Missing from photos:  Allan Burton, Holly Keepers and Connie Miller

Congratulations, Class of 1967! Thank you for living the tradition and legacy of MSS!

Laura (Brammer) Mullican

Welcome to Laura (Brammer) Mullican! Laura, MSS Class of 1990, has joined the wonderful staff at MSS as our Wednesday nurse.

Also, welcome to
Patricia (Myers) Orner ! Pat, Mother Seton Class of 1965, has joined our Advancement Office as the Advancement & Constituent Relations Assistant. Pat, who provided invaluable help in  planning our Bicentennial Celebration in 2010, lives in Emmitsburg with her husband of 40 years, Doug.

Pat (Myers) Orner

And speaking of the Advancement Office, the good folks who work  there  are looking for alumni success stories to share on the new website. Please help spread the word that a Mother Seton School education provides a foundation for success. And you don't have to be a CEO to be included---we're looking for alums who have made the most of their MSS education, whether personal, as volunteers, in their subsequent education or training, or in the working world. Come on-don't be bashful!

In closing, in these current times of divisiveness, let's remember what our parents and all the good teachers at Mother Seton School taught us, and treat everyone with respect and kindness.

Kate Marshall
MSS Class of 1969  
Alumni Achievements

Our recent grads continue to rack up honors and awards and it's so nice to be able to share with you their achievements.  Congratulations to these alumni and please let us know if you have any news to share.
Jonas Holz '15

Congratulations to Jonas Holz (MSS 2015) who made Honor Roll for both the first and second quarters at Fairfield High School.
Dominic Nield  '13

We are very proud of Dominic Nield (MSS 2013) for choosing the Catoctin Pregnancy Center for his Eagle Scout project. Great job, Dominic!

Dominic and members from Troop 270 renovated and cleaned up the meditation garden that is located outside the center.

Lilly Shumaker  '10

Aloha! Lilly Shumaker (MSS 2010) recently returned from a trip to Hawaii where she studied Environmental Science with a group from Stevenson University. Lilly, a junior, is a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and has an impressive 3.96 GPA.
Paul Nield '10

Congratulations to Paul Nield (MSS 2010) who graduated in May of 2016 from Mount St. Mary's University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

He was accepted into the Maryland State Trooper Cadet program that began January 2017.

Upcoming Events
H.S.A. Party With a Purpose

Come Party with a Purpose: Saturday, March 25th, 5:30 to 10:00 at The Links in Gettysburg. This is the HSA's annual gala, and it's a great opportunity to have fun while helping Mother Seton. For more information, contact Beth at or Kate at

Click here for more Party With a Purpose info
His Place Car Show

Join us on May 6th for the 7th annual His Place Car Show sponsored by Billy Kuhn (MSS 1985).  Even if you don't have a hot rod of your own, come on by and enjoy food catered by The Palms (owned by Terry Orndorff Ryder, MSS 1975), listen to great music, and vote for your favorite car. All proceeds benefit MSS and Hospice of Frederick County.
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